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Score Product Price Our Take
81
$600
Editors' Choice Award
One of the most popular tents on the PCT for a good reason; this tent provides weather and bug protection at an exceptionally lightweight.
80
$700
Top Pick Award
This ultralight tent sets up easily and stays up through high wind and heavy rain
74
$535
Top Pick Award
Lightweight and bombproof, this shelter will keep you dry and bug-free on solo sojourns.
74
$300
Top Pick Award
A highly livable single person shelter that is both efficient and affordable.
73
$715
Top Pick Award
While it is worth recognizing as the most spacious of all the tents in this review, it is also the most expensive.
71
$220
Best Buy Award
Scoring near the top in every metric and available at a very affordable price, this tent is a shoe-in for our Best Buy Award…
70
$500
Top Pick Award
For the ultralight backpacker who wants to hold on to some of the creature comforts of a dedicated pole tent.
69
$399
Lightweight and very water resistant, but perhaps needing some refinement.
67
$355
Top Pick Award
Tarps are the lightest and most versatile ultralight shelter system, and this is the best tarp we have ever used.
66
$300
Affordable and incredibly spacious, this tent will house four friends or a ton of gear.
66
$550
Despite the recent design changes that added a bit more space to the inside, this tent is still cramped feeling for two people…
66
$210
A design almost identical to our Editors’ Choice Award winner, but made with SilNylon and a modular interior tent.
65
$370
Best Buy Award
While it may not be the lightest tent, in fact it is the heaviest, the Hornet 2P makes up for it with a more spacious and stable design.
59
$259
Affordable, protective, and spacious, but with some downsides.
53
$165
While not as protective or adaptable as some of its counterparts, this tarp has never-the-less provided adequate shelter for many long distance thru-hikers, at a great price…
45
$499
A product that is vastly inferior to its competition.
40
$350
We wouldn’t recommend buying this poorly designed ultralight shelter…